In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(reflexive)she behaved herself — se portó bien
- she bought herself a hat — se compró un sombrero
- she only thinks of herself — solo piensa en sí misma
- she was by herself — estaba sola
- she did it by herself — lo hizo ella sola
- she was talking to herself — estaba hablando sola
- something's not right, she thought to herself — —pasa algo —pensó para sí / para sus adentros
- Valerie used to go to Southend and treat herself to a cup of coffee when she was feeling down.
- A man approached her and said that he saw a bird make the mess and offered to help her clean herself up.
- In this case the subject of the spell literally worries himself or herself to death.
- Miss Widdecombe does herself and her party no service at all by carrying on in this manner.
- It took a further four years before she could bring herself to contact the police.
- Alice is forced out of the village but finds herself following in his path across the world.
- There was lots of room for her to reveal herself as a positive person as opposed to the way it went.
- She took the cup, gave it to me and took one for herself, looking at me with her keen grey eyes.
- Angie had the chance to spoil herself with a bath and massages but she chose to just enjoy the peace.
- She may be able to make herself popular but nothing she can do will ever make Elizabeth loved.
- The condition can cause a mother to harm her children to attract attention to herself.
- She felt upset by her anger as she had always regarded herself as a forgiving person in the past.
- She didn't see why she could just call herself a female Marquis and have done with it!
- Instead she found herself in a room so crammed full of people that there was nowhere for her to sit.
- She smiles when Mamaji screeches at her to cover herself up and tie back her hair.
- She poured herself a cup from the flask she had tucked away in the holdall she'd brought.
- As he is busy working most of the time, Charlotte is left to entertain herself as best she can.
- Mollie then left her job to stay at home to make a home life for her father and herself.
- She also did a night shift on one of the wings and had to raise the alarm after a prisoner tried to harm herself.
- Her fear and anger spread to nearby animals because she was unable to keep herself in check.
2(emphatic use)ella mismashe told me so herself — me lo dijo ella misma
- here's the woman herself — aquí está ella en persona
- He hopes she might buy it herself, but admits he is not too concerned who gets it.
- She herself hopes that when the time comes for her to die, she will be able to do so with peace and dignity.
- It makes a person want to help others and to become a better person himself or herself.
- Randall herself goes on to tell me students of hers often make the same comparison.
- As for Felicity herself, she remains as elusive at the end as she was at the beginning.
- So it is for each defendant himself or herself to decide whether to answer or not.
- We tried to help them but she just shooed us out of the way and told us she could do it herself.
- The leader of our council has no confidence in the schools which she runs herself.
- Sara said she loved going to Yearsley herself once a week when a volunteer sat with Ethan.
- The new partnership will also see Wark herself play more of a back seat role in the new company.
- Yet she is a practising Christian and has been at the wrong end of adultery herself.
- She told me herself and I laughed until my eyes leaked tears and my nose leaked snot.
- She first saw the light herself as a child of seven in her home town of Sheffield.
- It is understood that no approach has yet been made to Thatcher herself over the plans.
- In fact in retrospect, he is a much more absorbing artist than the old girl herself.
- If the split was initiated by the minister herself, what were her grounds for doing so?
3(normal self)she's not herself — no es la de siempre
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